Idiom: Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined
Things, especially education, that affect and influence us in our childhood shape the kind of adult we turn out to be. (There are various versions of this, like 'As the twig is bent, the tree's inclined' and 'As the twig is bent, so the tree inclines', 'As the twig is bent so is the tree inclined')
Country: International English | Subject Area: Plants & Flowers | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Barking up the wrong tree
- Up a gum tree
- Bent as a nine bob note
- The apple does not fall far from the tree
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